After Effects allow it’s user to create presets of their favorite and frequently used settings. Creating Custom Presets saves you lots of time and it helps to maintain your workflow. For optimal compatibility with various social networking platforms, I usually keep my featured image width to be 700 pixels and height 314 pixels. To create a composition of that size in After Effects, I have to enter the values in Width and Height boxes every time. So, to save time, I created a preset of my Custom Composition size.

Creating presets for Custom Composition size in After Effects is very easy. All you need to do is follow the basic steps mentioned below. You can create as many presets as you want. Apart from setting up custom width and height, you can also set your desired frame rate, duration and background color for your presets.

Also See: How to Create a Custom Render Template in After Effects 

Steps to Create Presets for Composition

  1. Create a new composition by going into Composition > New Composition and enter your desired comp Width and Height. If you are already working with a composition, then open the comp settings dialog window by going into Composition > Composition Settings.
  2. Now click on the small button next to the Preset menu drop down.
  3. Enter a name for your preset and click OK.
  4. You can find you presets under the preset drop down options in Composition settings window. Create as many presets as you want.

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